Pilgrimage - Nature walk with pack goats

Monday, 03. June 2024 until Wednesday, 05. June 2024 10:00 - 16:00


During our full 3-day pilgrimages we will take you on an amazing walk through the mountains. The purpose is to let you experience the countryside outdoor living.

Why a pilgrimage is a great idea 

This will be an experience you will not soon forget. In our modern society we're not often emerged with nature and animals. This pilgrimage will change that. Each pelgrimage is different and will be unique in its kind. The set-up varies depending on requests and the weather. 

  • Have an unique and joyful experience without technology, but fully emerged with nature
  • Test your Bug Out Bag 
  • Learn about wild edibles and natural remedies
  • (Re)connect with your family without screens and enjoy some quality time
  • Spend time in wild and stunning nature
  • Disconnect from the busy modern word and slow down your mind
  • Learn how to bring healthy, light weighted and zero waste food


What to expect when you book this pilgrimage

Marjolein and Melissa have both been living in nature for several years, and they invite you into their home. We aim for you to feel safe and empowered throughout this journey. The goats are looking forward to meet you!

  1. Melissa will call you for an intake to get to know you. We will clarify your goals and address any questions you may have.
  2. You will receive emails detailing our destination and a packing list. 
  3. Upon arrival, you'll settle into your chosen accommodation.
  4. We embark on our 3-day pilgrimage and will sleep either in Gites or our own outdoor accommodations.
  5. You depart from the location or extend your staying with a couple of days to enjoy the stunning nature. 
  6. We schedule an integration call after one week to discuss your experience and any further insights.

A financial exchange of €499,- excl. 

  • Intake call with Melissa beforehand
  • The package includes healthy, local, organic, and vegetarian food: 3 breakfasts and lunches, and 2 dinners. If you have any specific dietary restrictions or prefer to include meat, please let us know beforehand.
  • One night at the campsite before the start of the pilgrimage, two nights during the pilgrimage, and one night at the campsite after the pilgrimage. If you prefer other accommodations, we have a Tiny House, Stone House, Birch Room, and Tipi available for an additional charge
  • Marjolein and Melissa will accompany you throughout the entire pilgrimage, providing explanations about the environment and sharing their knowledge
  • Integration call after 1 week.

BONUS: Extend your staying

If you find yourself craving more than just three days of serenity, we recommend extending your stay. Located in the serene Natura 2000 environment, our retreat offers a profound sense of tranquility. Should you choose to stay for a week, we offer the following total prices (including 2 nights during the pilgrimage and 5 nights in accommodations), from Saturday to Saturday:

  • Tiny House: € 1.053,-
  • Stone House: € 850,-
  • Birch Room: € 710,-
  • Tipi: € 710,-
  • Camping: € 552,50 

BONUS: Off-grid knowledge

We have been living off-grid for many years and are delighted to share our knowledge. If you choose to extend your stay, we can organize a tour of our vegetable garden or introduce you to Mike, an experienced forager.

Are you afraid this might be too 'heavy'? 

We offer various routes that can be easily adjusted to suit your needs. It's important to us that you communicate your boundaries and prioritize rest when needed. We're not soldiers; we're two women who have chosen to share our lives to offer others the opportunity to learn and experience alternative ways of living.

We're excited to meet you here in our forest. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. 

With love, 
Melissa and Marjolein 🌻





Pilgrimage - Nature walk with pack goats
Registration end
Closing date
2024-06-01 12:00
Marjolein & Melissa
La Foret du Dragon, France
€ 499.00 p.p.*
Airport pick-up in Rodez (+€ 50.00)
Bus station pick-up in Mur de Barrez (+€ 20.00)
Natura 2000 environment protection (+€ 10.00)
Train station pick-up in Aurillac (-25 %)
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Unwind, come to yourself during a retreat or enjoy a super relaxed holiday.

La Forêt du Dragon is a forest of more then 25 hectares is at your disposal in the beautiful department of Aveyron, remote in the mountains of the Midi-Pyrenees.
From the very top with an amazing 365 degree view unto the very bottom of the valley with dense forest and a lovely babbling creek.